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No Flames have opted out of 2020-21 season

In advance of training camp opening in a week, Sunday was the deadline for players on the 24 teams that were in July’s playoffs to opt out of the upcoming season. Per TSN’s Salim Valji, no Calgary Flames players did so. With today's deadline for players from 2019-20 playoff teams to opt out of the…

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Flames at World Juniors Day 3: competitive games galore

On the third day of World Junior round robin play in the Edmonton bubble, three Calgary Flames prospects were involved in tight-checking games. Two won, one lost. Canada 3, Slovakia 1 Canada maintained their lead in Group A with their second win in as many days, though Slovakia made them work for it. Due to…

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Jake Boltmann debuts for Notre Dame in January

Earlier this month, Calgary Flames prospect Jake Boltmann committed to the University of Notre Dame for his college hockey. I am extremely excited to announce my commitment to play college hockey at the University of Notre Dame! #GoIrish pic.twitter.com/1I6k8Z3Fkq — Jake Boltmann (@Boltmann10) December 21, 2020 But the quirk is this: it turns out that…

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Flames at World Juniors Day 2: North America conquers Europe

On the second day of World Junior round robin play in the Edmonton bubble, the three Calgary Flames prospects representing North America were part of a pair of routs over European countries. Canada 16, Germany 2 Canada scored early and often, out-shooting the undermanned Germans 44-15 and seeing 17 different Canadians hit the scoresheet. (Germany…

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Flames at World Juniors Day 1: Russia beats USA, despite Wolf

The first day of the 2021 World Juniors proved to be more eventful from a Calgary Flames perspective than anybody had really anticipated. Russia defeated the United States, but in a manner that saw Dustin Wolf come into the game. Russia 5, United States 3 The story of the game was goaltending, notably a shaky…

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Flames prospect viewing guide: Dec. 25-31

Ho ho ho! Santa Claus has arrived and as part of his arrival, we’re getting a slew of Calgary Flames-related prospect games over the next seven days. Here’s who’s playing (and when) this week! Fri., Dec. 25 7:30 a.m. MT – KHL: Dynamo Minsk (Ilya Solovyov) vs. Dynamo Riga 9:00 a.m. MT – VHL (Russia):…

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Ex-Flame Deryk Engelland announces retirement

Following an eventful 17-year pro career, former Calgary Flames blueliner Deryk Engelland announced his retirement on Tuesday. Memories for a lifetime. Thank you, Deryk! 😃 More on Engelland's retirement 👉 https://t.co/9x4gRJTcCn #VegasStrong | #VegasBorn pic.twitter.com/OA6YnhQ4QD — Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights) December 22, 2020 Engelland, 38, was an Edmonton kid and played his junior with the…

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Report: NHL and NHLPA reach tentative deal for 56 game season

Folks, it sounds like we’ll have National Hockey League regular season games in the New Year. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman is reporting that a tentative deal has been reached for a 2020-21 campaign. There is word tonight NHL & NHLPA have tentative deal on 56-game season. — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) December 19, 2020 TVA’s Renaud Lavoie…

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Martin Pospisil’s European loan comes to an end

The Calgary Flames sent five players to European clubs to play back in October. As of Friday morning, all five players have been recalled back to North America. Forward Martin Pospisil has been returned from HC Kosice of Slovakia’s Tipsport Liga. Pospisil, 21, is entering his second pro season in 2020-21. His initial foray into…

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Pike on TSN 1260: goaltending department, Canadian Division, and Gaudreau’s big year

FlamesNation managing editor Ryan Pike took to the airwaves on Wednesday. He jumped on TSN 1260 in Edmonton to chat with Corey Graham about a bunch of Flames-related topics! Tonight's CoreyGraham Show is up! FEAT: @woodleysean #Raptors @GabeLacques #MLB & @RyanNPike #Flameshttps://t.co/iegp0fOes2 — Tyler Yaremchuk (@tyleryaremchuk) December 17, 2020 Corey and Ryan chatted about the…